The Highland Township Board of Trustees is entertaining the idea of implementing a software program to make the township’s ordinances more accessible on the the township’s website.
“We’re looking to see different software programs out there to make our ordinance more user-friendly,” said Supervisor Triscia Pilchowski. “So far, we are looking at options and considering it.”
At their April board meeting, township board members listened to a presentation from Rod Arroyo of Clearzoning on the firm’s software, and expect to hear another presentation from another consultant, Dick Carlisle, on his product.
Pilchowski said she feels updating the software has merit.
“Some of us who have seen the presentation felt this is a tool that will make it easier for people, whether they’re developers, prospective businesses, or residents. It would help them maneuver the ordinance more easily,” she said.
However, Pilchowski added, judging by board members’ reactions so far, she doesn’t think this will be something they implement this year.
“My impression from the board reactions is this is not something that would occur this year, but maybe something to consider budgeting for next year,” she said. “At this point, my guess is because of the economy, some are hesitant to make any investments that may be unnecessary. We need to see if we need it or not. So, we’re going to check it out.”